National Services Te Paerangi

Providing help to museums, galleries, and iwi.

We give practical and strategic help to:

  • museum staff and volunteers
  • gallery staff and volunteers
  • iwiiwi tribes.

We work collaboratively with people all around New Zealand to strengthen the museum sector.

Our mission

Our mission is to work throughout Aotearoa New Zealand in partnership with museums, galleries, and iwi offering a range of practical and strategic programmes aimed at strengthening the sector.

Our staff

Our National Services Te Paerangi (NSTP) team includes a core staff of seven experienced and committed people. We’re based both at Te Papa and around the country.

Victoria Esson, Manager | Pouwhakahaere

Location: Wellington

Victoria has worked in the museum sector for over 20 years. She has extensive experience and networks, particularly within museum education.

Victoria’s work with NSTP focuses on:

  • developing improvement tools for the museum sector
  • developing collaborative programmes that improve museological skills across the museum sector
  • workplace assessment for the New Zealand Certificate of Museum Practice.

Contact Victoria Esson

Email: vesson@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: 04 381 7293

Kylie Ngaropo, Manager Iwi Development | Pouwhirinaki ā-Iwi

Location: Wellington

Kylie descends from Te Rarawa, Tūhoe, and Ngāti Porou iwiiwi tribes. She has worked across the education and cultural heritage sectors in New Zealand, Asia, and the United Kingdom for the last 20 years. Kylie has a Master’s degree in Education.

Kylies’ work with NSTP focuses on:

  • developing and delivering strategic programmes about the care and management of taongataonga treasures], including Te Papa Treaty Settlement cultural redress for iwi
  • strengthening relationships between iwi and museums
  • workplace assessment for the New Zealand Certificate of Museum Practice.

Contact Kylie Ngaropo

Email: kylie.ngaropo@tepapa.govt.nz 
Phone: 04 381 7471

Paora Tibble, Iwi Development Adviser | Kaiwhanake ā-Iwi

Location: Wellington

Paora descends from Ngāti Porou, Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa and Te Whānau-a-Apanui. He has worked as Te Papa's Māori language writer, and has a background in developing, editing and writing Māori language educational resources.

Paora’s work with NSTP focuses on:

  • providing face-to-face support to iwi and museums around New Zealand
  • increasing communication and understanding between iwi and museums
  • facilitating workshops, assisting in projects, presenting, negotiating, and organising.

Contact Paora Tibble

Email: paorat@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: 029 601 0440

Judith Taylor, Museum Development Adviser | Kaiwhanake Whare Taonga

Location: Tasman

Judith has many years’ experience in all aspects of museum practice, from collections and exhibitions to governance and management. She has a Master’s degree in Museum Studies.

Judith’s work with NSTP focuses on:

  • giving face-to-face support to museums around the South Island
  • providing ongoing support and training, and collaborating with various heritage groups
  • workplace assessment for the New Zealand Certificate of Museum Practice.

Contact Judith Taylor

Email: juditht@tepapa.govt.nz 
Phone: 029 601 0410

Sally August, Museum Development Adviser | Kaiwhanake Whare Taonga

Location: Gisborne

Sally has been working in museums for more than 10 years. She is passionate about the arts and heritage sector, especially the preservation of taongataonga treasures.  Sally has a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photography and a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies.

Sally’s  work with NSTP focuses on:

  • providing face-to-face support to museums across the North Island
  • providing ongoing support and training, and collaborating with various heritage groups
  • workplace assessment for the New Zealand Certificate of Museum Practice.

Contact Sally August

Email: sally.august@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: 029 601 0370

Tamara Patten, Content and Resource Adviser | Kaitohutohu Rauemi

Location: Wellington

Tamara has been working in the museum sector since 2008. She is particularly interested in digitisation and access to collections in museums. Tamara has a Master’s degree in Ancient History and a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies.

Tamara’s work with NSTP focuses on:

  • managing content and communications for the NSTP team
  • museum resource development
  • workplace assessment for the New Zealand Certificate of Museum Practice.

Contact Tamara Patten

Email: tamarap@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: 04 381 7114

Lynne Carmichael, Sector Services Officer | Kaiwhakaratonga Rāngai

Location: Wellington

Lynne has extensive experience working in the museum sector in England, Scotland, and New Zealand. She is interested in the way museums and visitors communicate. Lynne has a Master’s degree in Museum and Heritage Studies.

Lynne’s work with NSTP focuses on:

  • being the first point of contact for your enquiries
  • coordination of museum workshops and  grants
  • coordinating our day-to-day business.

Contact Lynne Carmichael

Email: lynnea@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: 04 381 7246